Marua believes in the same rights for all people:
- Over my 23 years on the Boston City Council, I have been a consistent supporter of the rights of gays, lesbians, bi-sexual and transgender individuals. I am on record in support of legislation that would legalize gay marriage and was proud to join former Boston city councillor David Scondras, the first openly gay man on the council, in co-sponsoring legislation to provide for domestic partnerships. Additionally, I frequently attend many social and philanthropic events that support many social programs for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender causes (i.e. funding for AIDS and hospice care).